Brazilian star Neymar has been given permission to leave Barcelona as he looks set to join Paris St-Germain in a £198m deal which will make him the most expensive player in football history.
The Selecao skipper told his teammates at training on Wednesday morning that he wanted to leave the Spanish giants and he has been permitted by manager Ernesto Valverde not to train and to sort out his future.
According to L'Equipe, Neymar underwent medical in an unnamed hospital over the weekend in Qatar.
In addition, the newspaper also reported that the Blaugrana could seek to force an 'anti-PSG alliance' with a number of Europe's other major clubs, such is their fury with the French side in relation to the deal.
Neymar, who has a contract with Barca until 2021, joined the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013 and has developed into one of the game's finest players with his dribbling skills